Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe
I have a problem with self-tanners as a rule. My skin is pale but has a yellow undertone. Virtually all the self-tanners I’ve tried develop on the pink side and that just looks plain odd on me. This Xen-Tan product is formulated especially for olive skin. It’s perfect. Plus it contains some fabulous moisturising, anti-oxidant and deeply soothing skincare ingredients too.
Skincare includes:- Green tea
- Aloe Vera
- Shea Butter
- Ginko Biloba
- Vitamin E
Why I love it so much:- Develops a natural looking tan with olive undertones, not pink, or heaven forbid, orange!
- A doddle to apply with a mitt and is easily buildable for a deeper colour
- Gorgeous vanilla scent, none of that nasty fake tan smell
- Never streaks, develops an all-over even colour in 3 hours
- Lasting tan that fades naturally and evenly
- Contains some of my favourite skincare ingredients
- Formulated without parabens
|without Xen-Tan on inside arm (L) and with one application on outside arm (R)|
Xen-Tan Deep Bronze Luxe costs £28.99 for 236ml and can be bought here.
Champney’s Spa Indulgence Mediterranean Bliss Shimmering Body Oil
A firm favourite of mine for the past few years, this instant bronzer gives skin a most gorgeous golden colour and a dazzling shimmer! Pour it directly from the bottle into your hand and you’ll think you’re cradling liquid gold!
|Champneys shimmering oil - looks a lot like liquid gold|
Whether you’re starting out with pasty white skin or already have some colour and simply wish to take it a shade deeper, this product really is the biz. In summer I apply it most days on top of my ‘Xen-Tan-ned’ legs and arms.
|Champneys shimmering oil applied neat|
|Champneys shimmering oil lightly blended|
This reminds me a lot of Nuxe Prodigieuse dry oil shimmer but with one major difference – price! The Champneys oil costs £10/75ml compared to Nuxe’s £34/100ml! Also, it is often available on a Boots 3 for 2 offer.
Skincare includes:- Jojoba oil
- Sesame oil
- Rice bran oil
- sandalwood/patchouli/ylang ylang essential oils
Why I love it so much:- Instant formula so no hanging about waiting for a colour to develop
- Doesn’t streak, applies smoothly and evenly
- The shimmer it gives is striking but not overpowering (so not bling!)
- Gives skin a gorgeous golden colour
- Feels very moisturising on the skin
- Brilliant value for money
Champneys Spa Indulgence Mediterranean Bliss Shimmering Body Oil can be bought here.